The Drunkard, on 15 March 2012 - 04:23 AM, said:
Most of your list is just fluff to make her seem more interesting than she is, and the legitimate 'big' things she's been through aren't much when compared to what other characters have been through and the amount of times they have been through them.
Dude, she's got beaten and maltreated, almost ended up raped and killed in a riot, she was married off against her will to Tyrion, saw Joffrey murdered before her, realised she was being implicated in the murder (i.e. her life is forfeit if the Lannisters ever get their hands on her) and that she did, in fact, carry the murder weapon on her. She saw her aunt get murdered in front of her while almost losing her own life by being shoved out the Moon Door.
Sure, Sansa doesn't kill people herself, but neither does Davos really, or Samwell (except in certain circumstances). Are they boring characters too? What about Dany? She commands armies, but she rarely stabs people herself.
Sansa isn't Arya because she was never meant to be Arya. It feels like people are blaming Sansa for not being a tomboy, as if there is some golden rule that women in fantasy fiction should either be damsels in distress or tomboys wielding swords. It doesn't make Sansa's story any less engaging or interesting.
Lady of Oldcastle, on 15 March 2012 - 04:30 AM, said:
This isn't a competition on who has the biggest pile of shit behind them. Sansa has had a difficult time, but in a different way.
Too true. All the characters have their metaphorical piles of shit they need to deal with. Some ger more direct action than others, while others get more of the intrigue and politics.
Edited by Lyanna Stark, 15 March 2012 - 04:50 AM.